what is difference between flowering and inflorescence
- IPA(key): /ˈflaʊəɹɪŋ/
- Hyphenation: flow‧er‧ing
- present participle and gerund of flower
flowering (plural flowerings)
- (horticulture) The period of time during which a plant is in flower.
- (figuratively) The period of time during which someone or something is at its peak.
- Synonym: floruit
flowering (not comparable)
- (used only before the noun) Of a plant, that produces flowers.
- aflower, in bloom
- Wolfinger, reflowing
From Latin inflōrēscentia, from inflōrēscō (“I begin to flower”), inchoative verb of flōreō (“I flower”).
- IPA(key): /ˌɪnfləˈɹɛsəns/, /ˌɪnflɔːˈɹɛsəns/
inflorescence (countable and uncountable, plural inflorescences)
- (botany) Flower cluster; a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.
- An instance of a plant beginning to flower.
- (flower cluster): raceme, panicle, tassel, catkin